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Greene, Robert: Maesia's Song

Portre of Greene, Robert

Maesia's Song (English)

Sweet are the thoughts that savor of content;

The quiet mind is richer than a crown;

Sweet are the nights in careless slumber spent;

The poor estate scorns Fortune's angry frown.

Such sweet content, such minds, such sleep, such bliss,

Beggars enjoy, when princes oft do miss.


The homely house that harbors quiet rest;

The cottage that affords no pride nor care;

The mean that 'grees with country music best;

The sweet consort of mirth and music's fare;

Obscurčd life sets down a type of bliss:

A mind content both crown and kingdom is.

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Édes, ha gondtalan, a gondolat (Hungarian)

Édes, ha gondtalan, a gondolat,

megbékélt elme kell, nem korona,

édes az éj, ha enyhe álmot ad,

szerény föld sorsnak nem hódol soha.

Ily elme, béke, álom, üdv lehet

koldusé s hoppon hagyhat herceget.


Kunyhó, hová a csend pihenni jön,

de se gőg, se gond beljebb nem kerül,

az élet, mint zene erdőn-mezőn,

társnak a vígság, a dal étekül:

az elme, ha rejtett béke hona,

felségterület, nemcsak korona.

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